Colourful displays make an enjoyable afternoon
Last Sunday was was an opportunity for those in Old Buckenham and the surrounding area to compete amongst each other and show their skills in growing flowers and vegetables, making cakes and jams, painting pictures and taking photographs as well as other craft items.
There were many trophies to be won with the tables and display boards well covered before the judges arrived to try to sort out the best.
The public arrived in the afternoon to look around all the exhibits in the village hall and to see how well their own entries had done against the 'opposition'.
There was the chance of tea and home-made cakes before the prize giving took place (a rare occasion where the blog editor found himself being photographed rather than taking the pictures himself). This was followed by an auction of much of the produce and a raffle so that most people ended up going home with some reminders of a most enjoyable afternoon that had been so well organised by Old Buckeham Women's Institute.
(Note: the blog editor was the 'celebrity' given the job of presenting the prizes, not the person winning the art shield trophy and certificate)
Winners of the various categories were:
Flower arrangements - Barbara Colby
Preserves - Barbara Frost
Cookery - Anita Bounds
Eggs - Fincham and Phoenix
Flowers - John Frost
Pot plants - Barbara Colby
Children (7 and under) - Thomas Hills
Handicrafts - Pauline Bartlett
Art - Patricia Shearing
Vegetables and fruit - Roy Dickinson
Overall winner - John Frost